American Eagle for M1 Garand 30-06


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kaloman
July 22, 2009, 03:23 AM
I know this has been beaten to death, but I'm just not clear on one thing. I just got my M1 rebarreled and need to break it in. I will be putting in an order of CMP Greek 30-06 ammo soon, but in the mean time, would like to use some commercial ammo to break in the barrel.

I see that a lot of people have used the American Eagle FMJ 150gr., but are you using the AE3006N, or AE3006M1? Some discussion threads are years old, so I assume it's the AE3006N, which is the only stuff we have available here in Hawaii.

Question is, can I use the AE3006N to break in the rifle? Or are the velocities (approx. 2900 vs. 2700) okay compared to the military surplus ammo? I plan on breaking in the barrel using 30-35 rounds.

Thanks!!

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pwrtool45
July 22, 2009, 07:15 AM
My response from Federal on this question (http://thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=1864025&postcount=15)

I no longer have the email. If things have changed, you can always ask them (http://www.federalpremium.com/general/our_company/contact_us.aspx) directly.

Cpt. America
July 22, 2009, 07:42 AM
It'll be fine. I shoot American eagle and have had no issues

WillDe83
July 22, 2009, 12:26 PM
American eagle is or has come out with a ammunition specifically for M1 and M1a's.

http://accurateshooter.wordpress.com/2009/05/14/federal-introduces-affordable-m1-garand-ammo/

Hornady also sells some specific ammunition for the M1, I ordered some yesterday (1 box) just want to see how it fires. I also got a schuster adjustable gas plug ( from midwayUSA) just in case.

http://www.fulton-armory.com/

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